We hold regular events

We hold regular events, and our members are regular speakers at conferences and events. Our next event is the 2020 House of Lords annual luncheon and lecture.This event has now been cancelled until further notice. Further information will be provided in due course.

See report on the 2020 annual Education Lecture HERE

For an announcement on recent HEPI Publications see here.

Patron of NCUP

Baroness Pauline Perry Baroness Perry is an educationalist, a Conservative politician and a member of the British House of Lords. She served as one of Her Majesty’s  Inspectors of Schools in England for 17 years, in 1981 attaining the rank of Chief Inspector.  In 1986 she became Vice-Chancellor of South Bank Polytechnic, and serving during[…]

Advance notices

NEW WEBINAR: Tuesday 10 November: How can universities support their local communities during the Coronavirus pandemic?

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Speaker of the 2021 NCUP Annual Education lecture, to be delivered at the AGM on 17 February (venue TBA) is Sir Anthony Seldon.

He will speak on: “Higher education: how different will it be in the decade of the 2020s?”

All members are invited to attend as are members of the general public. More details will be circulated in due course.

Invitation to HEPI / Lloyds webinar on 'The long-term impact of COVID-19 on the higher education sector'

The events of 2020 have meant higher education institutions and policymakers have needed to focus on the immediate challenges facing them in order to respond to the crisis. However, it is clear the pandemic will have knock-on effects in future. With the Institute for Fiscal Studies estimating losses for the sector of between £3 billion and £19 billion, what will be the long-term financial picture for higher education institutions in the UK? How will last minute policy changes, such as the removal of the student numbers cap and changes to the administration of A-Levels in 2020 impact higher education and students in years to come? What can we learn from the technological developments of the last few months? Is blended learning here to stay?

Programme and further details

A round-up of the week in HE: weekly roundup from April to 16th October

For details of the week’s round-up of news in HE see HERE.

Winners of NCUP Travel Awards Announced

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Winners of the 2019-20 NCUP Bursaries

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Brescia Colloquium May 2020

The Brescia 2020 Colloquium at Lake Garda scheduled for May this year was postponed until 7-9 May 2021 and a report on the event can be found here.

The Truth about Health

The NCUP conference ‘The Truth about Health’ scheduled for the coming October has now been postponed until sometime next year.

Council Members

The National Council for University Professors is run by a team of experienced professors with many years of experience in the education field. Please look at the full list of council members above.

Professor Janet Wilson (President)

Professor of English and Postcolonial Studies Division of Humanities Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology University of Northampton. Qualifications: BA, MA, DPhil, FRSA, FNCUP (Fellow of the National Conference of University of Professors) Research interests: postcolonial studies and diaspora writing Email: Janet.Wilson@northampton.ac.uk Webpage: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/directories/people/janet-wilson/  


Professor Roger Watson (Vice President)

Professor of Nursing Faculty of Health Sciences University of Hull FNCUP (Fellow of the National Conference of University of Professors) Qualifications: BSc, PhD, RN, FFN, MRSCI, FHEA, MAE,  FNCUP, FRCP, Edin, FRCN, FAAN Research Interests: Feeding and nutritional issues in older people with dementia; nursing education and retention of nursing workforce; psychometrics[…]


Professor Kenneth Eaton (Treasurer)

Visiting Professor University of Leeds Honorary Professor University of Kent Qualifications: BDS, MSc, PhD, MGDS, RCS(Eng), FFGDP, FFPH, FHEA, FICD, DHC, FNCUP Research interests: European Public Health, the Use of Information and Communication Technology in Education and Periodontal Epidemiology. Email: kenneth.a.eaton@btinterent.com Webpage: http://www.bsdht.org.uk/the-team/kenneth-eaton